Allegion Wi-Fi Direct Setup Guide

Allegion Wi-Fi Direct Setup Guide

1.0 Introduction

Allegion locks have built-in Wi-Fi so they can be connected directly to an existing Wi-Fi network (enabling automatic updates of lock configuration and user access).



  • Supported on the Schlage NDE and LE Locks.
  • The Allegion locks must be connected to a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network, not a 5GHz Wi-Fi network.
  • When using Wi-Fi connect you configure the lock to be updated twice a day. The update settings are configured using the Keri Aetheros Web Portal and must initially be sent to the lock using the Keri Mobile app. This initial configuration tells the lock when to connect to the Wi-Fi network in order to receive the update from the Keri Cloud Server.



2.0Configure the Locks in ENGAGE to Connect Over Wi-Fi
2.1When Adding a New Lock

The first thing you would need to do is configure the lock to connect over Wi-Fi.



  • You will need to be within Bluetooth range of the lock when capturing and for initial setup.
  • Ensure the lock is in a factory reset state and not added to a different ENGAGE account.
  • The Allegion locks are ONLY compatible with a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network, they should not be connected to a 5GHz Wi-Fi network.

  1. Log into the ENGAGE app with your username and password.
  2. Ensure the lock is in a factory reset state.
  3. Select your site.
  4. The list of existing locks will appear.
  5. Press the + symbol icon.
  6. Select from the list the specific lock type that you wish to add (for example; LE or NDE).


  7. Turn and release the interior lever, you will hear a single beep. Press NEXT.
  8. The Schlage Lock model and serial number should appear.
  9. Select the lock.
  10. Confirm that the lock's red LED is flashing.
  11. Enter a name for the lock. Press NEXT.
  12. Select the lock function. In most cases the default 'storeroom' will be used. Press NEXT.
  13. A list of local Wi-Fi network should appear, select the 2.4GHz network to connect the lock to.
  14. Enter the Wi-Fi password.
  15. Select to save the Network Info (saving you from having to enter the Wi-Fi password for additional locks that are added).Press NEXT.


  16. The lock will now be added to the account.



2.2Configuring Wi-Fi Direct on an Existing Lock

The following steps explain how to configure an existing lock to connect to a local Wi-Fi network:


  1. Log into the ENGAGE app with your username and password.
  2. Ensure the lock is in a factory reset state.
  3. Select your site.
  4. The list of existing locks will appear.
  5. Press the lock that you wish to configure.
  6. The LED on the reader will start flashing.
  7. Press the SETTINGS button.
  8. In the General section, select Wi-Fi.
  9. Enable Wi-Fi.
  10. In the Network (SSID) option, select 'Add Network'.
  11. A list of local Wi-Fi networks will appear.
  12. Tap on the Wi-Fi network that the lock will be added to.
  13. The cursor will now be on the Wi-Fi password field, so enter the password.


  14. In the lower section of the screen you will see the HOST CONFIGURATION, these settings should be as follows:

    Host Config

  15. Click the save icon to commit the changes.
  16. Press back twice to return to the list of locks.


3.0View the Locks in the Web Portal
  1. Log into the web portal and go to Devices >> Devices.
  2. An existing system will display all locks already added.
  3. To add the lock that you captured in the previous steps, click on SYNC DEVICES.
  4. The web portal will synchronize with the Allegion server and will retrieve the new lock.
  5. The new lock will then appear in the web portal.
  6. There will be an update icon in the lock record indicating that the lock requires its initial update.

    Devices Synced

  7. Typically, you would now add the lock to any required access groups and you would also configure the times that you wish the lock database to be updated - (see next section).



4.0Configure the Scheduled Lock Updates

When the lock is connected to a Wi-Fi network it can be automatically updated twice per day. At these defined times the lock will establish a connection to the Wi-Fi network and will download the up-to-date data from the Cloud server. You will know the lock is being updated when the LED on the reader is slowly flashing amber. You setup the schedule update time before you perform the initial lock update (using the mobile app).

  1. Locate the lock on the Devices screen.
  2. From the action drop-down menu, select Edit.

    Edit Lock

  3. The lock settings screen will appear.
  4. In the lower right of the screen, locate the Database download time option.
  5. Set option #1 to define the first time that an update will be sent to the lock.
  6. Set option #2 to define a second time that an update will be sent to the lock.




5.0Editing Users/Cardholders
  • To de-activate a card you should remove the cardholders access group (instead of deleting the card).
  • To re-activate the card, just assign a valid access group again.
  • You can assign the cardholders access groups or individual access to the locks.
  • Of course, the cardholder changes will not go out to the lock immediately. The changes will be updated on the lock(s) at the next scheduled download time.
  • When a change is made in the database (for example, when a new cardholder is enrolled) the locks will have update indicators next to them.



6.0Update the Locks with the Confluence Mobile App

The first time you configure the locks to use a Wi-Fi connection for updates, you will need to visit the lock(s) and send an update using the Confluence mobile app.

This will configure the locks so they will know when to connect to the Wi-Fi network (to retrieve the database download). The following steps assume you have already downloaded the Keri Confluence app to your smart device and you have followed the steps in section 4.0).


Confluence Icon

  1. Ensure you have Bluetooth enabled on your smart device.
  2. Physically go to the first lock that you need to update.
  3. Open the Keri Confluence app.
  4. Log in with your Allegion username and password.
  5. Tap the site name.
  6. The app will scan for locks within range.
  7. The list of nearby locks should appear.
  8. Tap the name of the lock you wish to update.
  9. Select Connect.
  10. The app will connect to the lock and the lock's reader LED will flash red.
  11. As the app connects it will send the database to the lock.
  12. Once the lock is updated you will be on the lock's settings screen.
  13. You can now disconnect from the lock (using the disconnect icon in the upper-right corner).

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